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Academic Assessment  

Edward S. Shapiro, Jaime Benson, Nathan Clemens, and Karen L. Gischlar

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The assessment of academic skills is an essential and critical component of the life of all schools. Like the assessment of other areas of functioning, assessment of academic skills needs ... More

Academic Interventions: What School Psychologists Need to Know for Their Assessment and Problem Solving Consultation Roles  

Virginia W. Berninger, Michel Fayol, and Nicole Alston–Abel

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides an overview of critical concepts about academic interventions that school psychologists can apply in their assessment (prevention and diagnosis) and problem solving ... More

Academic Program Reviews in Psychology: Challenges and Opportunities  

Maureen A. McCarthy, Dana S. Dunn, Jane S. Halonen, and Suzanne C. Baker

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Aug 2015
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Sep 2014
The authors provide a rationale for academic program reviews (APRs), highlighting their role in improving teaching, learning, and program quality in psychology departments. Following a ... More

Advances in Neuroscience and Reading Disabilities  

Elaine Clark and Janiece L. Pompa

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Current neuroscience research suggests that with appropriate interventions of sufficient duration and frequency, struggling readers can access quicker, more efficient neurologic pathways ... More

Advances in the Genetics of Deafness  

Kathleen S. Arnos and Arti Pandya

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Genetic factors are believed to account for more than half of all cases of congenital or early-onset moderate to profound deafness. The identification of several dozen genes for deafness, ... More

Animal Behavior  

Suzanne C. Baker and Catherine L. Franssen

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2014
The study of animal behavior holds a special place in psychology, as many early psychologists studied behavior across a range of species. Although psychology is frequently defined as “the ... More

Applications of Neuroscience to Mathematics Education  

Bert De Smedt and Roland H. Grabner

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
In this chapter, we explore three types of applications of neuroscience to mathematics education: neurounderstanding, neuroprediction, and neurointervention. Neurounderstanding refers to ... More

Applying the Portfolio Model of Adaptability: A Career Guide to Managing Academic Environments and Departmental Politics  

Frederick T. L. Leong, Madhur Chandra, and Siddharth Chandra

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2014
In this chapter, we propose the use of the Portfolio Model of Adaptability (PMA) to help faculty manage their career advancement in academia. We begin with an overview of complexity theory ... More

Approaches to Reading Instruction  

Barbara R. Schirmer and Cheri Williams

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research on approaches to reading instruction with deaf students. Although the body of research literature on the reading processes ... More

Assessing Children’s Proficiency in Natural Signed Languages  

Jenny L. Singleton and Samuel J. Supalla

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews published or known assessments of children’s language proficiency across a number of the world’s signed languages, including American Sign Language, British Sign ... More

Assessing Learning Needs and Outcomes in Lifelong Learning Support Systems  

Kurt Kraiger and Natalie Wolfson

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter describes methods of assessing the learning needs and evaluating the development of individuals within the context of a lifelong learning support system. Because lifelong ... More

Assessment Centers: A Blended Adult Development Strategy  

Lynn Gracin Collins and Sandra B. Hartog

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter addresses and defends a growing trend in the application of Assessment Centers as a management development strategy for adult learning and describes how innovations in ... More

Assessment of Classroom Environments  

Maribeth Gettinger, Clarissa J. Schienebeck, Stephanie Seigel, and Laura J. Vollmer

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The quality of classroom environments is a central variable in determining behavioral and learning outcomes of students. This chapter reviews learning environment research that links ... More

Assessment of Externalizing Behavioral Deficits  

Robert J. Volpe and Sandra M. Chafouleas

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Given the considerable amount of research attention that has been provided to externalizing behavioral deficits, a wide array of assessment methodologies is available to reliably assess ... More

Assessment of Internalizing Behavioral Deficits  

Randy W. Kamphaus and Kristen L. Mays

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the assessment of internalizing problems in children and adolescents. The chapter consists of three sections. The first section ... More

Beliefs in Chinese culture  

Kwok Leung

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2012
The study of beliefs is important because in addition to values, norms, and personality, beliefs are a major antecedent of social behaviours. This article provides an update of the study ... More

Bilingualism and Literacy  

Mayer Connie and C. Tane Akamatsu

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Bilingual approaches in the education of deaf students have been in place for almost three decades and debate continues as to the merits of these programs, particularly with respect to the ... More

Biological Bases for Learning and Development Across the Lifespan  

Richard P. Keeling, Jennifer Stevens Dickson, and Trey Avery

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
Learning at any age is neurobiological: a process occurring through alterations in the microscopic structure and functioning of the brain. The inputs, processes, and outputs of learning ... More

Business Education and the Liberal Arts: A Rhetorical Approach  

Joseph W. McDonnell

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Mar 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter explores the connection between liberal and professional education. It suggests ways to infuse broader learning objectives into business curricula as a foundation for lifelong ... More

Challenging Gifted and Talented Learners with a Continuum of Research-Based Interventions Strategies  

Sally M. Reis and Joseph S. Renzulli

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
An overview of definitions of giftedness, special populations of gifted and talented children, methods of identification, and a continuum of services are summarized in this chapter. These ... More

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